For more than 50 years, Marin artist William T. Wiley created art that defied classification and commented on a range of social, political and philosophical topics.
Wiley died last year at the age of 83, leaving behind a massive body of work and several generations of artists whom he influenced through his work and his teaching.
This month, Wiley is the subject of, and inspiration for, two Marin exhibitions. The retrospective show, William T. Wiley: & So… opens on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Bolinas Museum. On the same day, MarinMOCA opens its annual artists exhibition, What Is Art For?, based on Wiley’s 1999 show of the same name.